Chicago Senior Shareholder Larry Mason quoted in Law 360 Article on Occupational Disease Exclusion Case of First Impression

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Law 360
March 6, 2017

Segal McCambridge Chicago Shareholder Lawrence D. Mason was quoted in a Law 360 article entitled “Vanderbilt Needn't Fill Asbestos Coverage Gaps: Conn. Court” on March 6, 2017. In the article, Mr. Mason discusses the greater impact of a Connecticut Appellate Court decision that found, in a case of first impression, that the trial court interpreted the occupational disease exclusions too narrowly by limiting them to Vanderbilt’s own workers, holding instead that they clearly also bar coverage for claims brought by individuals “who contracted an occupational disease in the course of their work for other employers.”

“The [occupational disease exclusion] ruling is now the only decision in the U.S. on this issue and will impact a variety of situations, especially toxic tort claims,” Mr. Mason said in the article. 

For more information on this matter, contact Mr. Mason directly at 312-645-7909 or lmason@smsm.com.